Hi! Welcome to our running blog!
Who are we? We are two sisters-in-law from Southern Ontario who started running together in 2009 to train for our first 10k race. Our first race was slow, but we were hooked. Since then, we’ve continued to train through Canada’s weather extremes for local 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. Along the way, we’ve gained a great group of running friends and made some great memories. We want to use this blog to stay motivated, chronicle our training, and celebrate our victories.
I love talking about running and thought a blog would be a great place to share ideas with my fellow runners – I did forget how terrible I am at writing, so I hope you’ll bear with me as I muddle through this.
I started running in my late 30’s to get in shape before it was too late. I hadn’t planned on ever completing more than a 5k race until I started running with Mandy and her goals became infectious. I graduated into the Masters category a couple of years ago and running keeps me healthy, sane and feeling young. I’ve gone from having a hard time running a hundred meters to the mailbox to running two marathons, from hating every moment of my run (and never believing that I could ever like it) to really loving it.
Now if I could just improve my running form so that my husband would stop calling me “Truckasaurus”…
I have never been athletic. As a teen, I lacked the coordination and confidence needed for team sports, but I’ve always enjoyed being active. I’ve run short distances off and on throughout the years, but in 2008, I was really inspired by Jackie when she ran her first 5k race. During that summer, I started a couch to 5k program, not to train for a race, but to keep active after giving up my gym membership. In 2009, my brother asked if anyone wanted to run a 10k race with him in our hometown, so I asked Jackie if she would train with me. It seemed daunting at the time, but after a summer of early morning training runs (and wake up calls from Jackie), I ran my first race.